Former US Attorney General Benjamin Civilietti, chair of Maryland Commission studying capital punishment in the state, describes the findings of his Commission that there are substantial racial and geographic disparities in the application of the death penalty,and that it is a costly and ineffective deterrent to homicide. Topics: death penalty, capital punishment, Maryland
Taryn Simon's traveling multi-media exhibit focuses on inmates who were exonerated by DNA evidence. Narration is by Sita Reddy of Provisions Library. (Producer: Mark Cohen) Topics: death penalty, DNA, innocence, photography, multimedia
A new report by former US Attorney and Maryland Attorney General Steve Sachs, commissioned by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, documents that between March 2005 and May 2006 the Maryland State Police spied on peace and anti-death penalty activists, even knowing that none of the targets advocated violence. The State Police under the administration of Governor Bob Erlich went so far as to label certain pacifists as âterroristsâ. The State Police acknowledges that 53 citizens were the targets... Topics: surveillance, spying, First Amendment, dissent, death penalty, peace, climagte
On the December 2008 episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: McClatchy's David Lightman on the financial plan to rescue the auto industry. Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth on whether the stimulus package will save faltering highway construction plans. Benjamin Civiletti, chair of the Maryland Commission studying the death penalty presents his Commission's recommendations. A preview of artist Anna Huong's "Peace Mural". visit to the dance ballroom at historic Glen Echo Park in... Topics: economy, rescue, bail-out, stimulus, highway construction, capital punishment, death penalty,...